50 Inspiring Dark Web Designs

By / Feb 15, 2010 / Inspiration
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We’ve already shown here many great examples of web design to inspire you, from Clean White Web Design and Portfolio Designs to iPhone apps websites. We deliver great doses of inspiration to help you get new ideas.

Today, continuing our mission of delivering inspiration, we will present a selection of dark web designs. In days where minimal, clean and ‘spacious’ sites are really popular, the dark ones sometimes are forgotten, but they are also great. So check out these inspiring dark web designs and remember that colors, in this case dark colors, are also a good choice for your website.

Future of Web Design

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Pictory

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The Photo Argus

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Jonah Levine

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osvaldas.info

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Esteban Munoz

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DesignWise

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TO DO’

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bootb

darksites37

Blue Collar

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Light is Light

darksites54

brite revolution

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Julien Morel

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Go Media

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Corking Design

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mulletized

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Mutant Labs

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Radium Labs

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jilion

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intuitive designs

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fotomaps.net

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neutron creations

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robocat

darksites66

Merge Web Excellence

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zaum

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The Hair Foundation

darksites69

we love icons

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giant peach

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slovaczech.com

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Lisa Maya

darksites74

oink fu

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pizzaza.ca

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handcrafted css

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dyson

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teoskaffa.com

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metalab

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dibi conference

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visualbox

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Gap Medics

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i-w-s.eu

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Tobolic

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take the walk

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adaptd

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jchilders.com

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onetwentyseven.com

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Versions

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LegiStyles

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rikcat

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goinnovate

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couch creative

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About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

39 Comments

  1. BigM75
    February 15, 2010

    thats very inspiration

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  2. CMS for Flash
    February 15, 2010

    Thanks for this awesome collection. Dark color scheme makes the websites look stylish, elegant and powerful.
    That’s also my choice. Thanks for the collection!

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  3. IT Recruiter
    February 15, 2010

    Good to see dark designs getting more recognition!

    Any thoughts on ours? (i may regret that!)

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  4. KRUZ
    February 15, 2010

    Wow!It’s cool!:-)

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  5. Jan
    February 15, 2010

    nice selection, some very lovely designs.

    you might want to check out these guys too, lovely dark portfolio and blog:

    http://www.chilli.be/flash.html
    http://blog.chilli.be/

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  6. Maude
    February 15, 2010

    Wow, again, very inspiring designs Gisele !

    Thanks for sharing !

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  7. Michael
    February 15, 2010

    I think http://www.nue-media.com should be on the list :P

    Reply
  8. Jordan Walker
    February 15, 2010

    That is a great roundup of dark web designs. I personally think that images look better with a black background.

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  9. Tommy
    February 15, 2010

    Wow, this would have come in handy a couple weeks ago. I just redesigned my site with a dark color scheme!

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  10. Aaron Moody
    February 15, 2010

    Would love to see my dark themed portfolio in this list too, http://www.aaronmoody.co.uk Great list.

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  11. New York Web Designer
    February 15, 2010

    WOW..Really one of the best inspiration roundups lately.

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  12. Riccardo Callegaro
    February 15, 2010

    Wonderful design collection.
    My last creation have dark color…. do you like it?

    http://www.bonvitattoostudio.it

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  13. Codesquid
    February 15, 2010

    Some really beautiful sites in there! Good work! Some say the ‘dark’ trend is ending, but that would be a shame as dark sites are great when done well.

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  14. Osvaldas
    February 15, 2010

    Thanks a lot for listing me!

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  15. Maicon Sobczak
    February 15, 2010

    I love the collecton. Inspiring.

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  16. Dave Gamache
    February 15, 2010

    Thanks so much for adding me to your lineup :) My site is http://www.oneTwentySeven.com –> I appreciate it :)

    Cheers

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  17. tom
    February 15, 2010

    Excellent list, a new design blog that has a really nice dark theme is http://grungetime.com

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  18. Alex Flueras
    February 16, 2010

    Impressive collection!!

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  19. website design India
    February 16, 2010

    These are the great example of the dark website design’s. i love that all. Thanks

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  20. foxfabi
    February 16, 2010

    Nice designs. For my away blog i also choosen a dark colorfull theme.
    http://www.fabforge.ch/away/

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  21. Xcellence IT
    February 16, 2010

    Truly inspiring

    Thanks for sharing this one…

    Regards

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  22. diki dewanto
    February 16, 2010

    I think http://www.linecoltd.com must be in here.. hehee :D

    Reply
  23. 2ndpic
    February 16, 2010

    Thanks for the collection. Some very inspiring designs there.

    I’d add FilmGator to the list as well:

    http://www.filmgator.com/

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  24. Ken Kaminesky
    February 16, 2010

    Great list of well designed sites. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Joseph Griffin
    February 16, 2010

    Great Collection!

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  26. Rick
    February 16, 2010

    VERSIONS just great!

    Stumbled upon this one whilst looking for conference centers.

    http://www.utsiktenmeetings.nu/

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  27. Wayne
    February 17, 2010

    Why is it that for the vast majority of these design roundups, 90% of the sites are designers/design firms etc. It’s far harder creating something beautiful when the client is someone other than you. That would be a good roundup.

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  28. Minneapolis Web Design Guru
    February 17, 2010

    Amazing! Over half the sites are new to me, I have a lot more to read than i do time! thanks for all the info!

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  29. Affiordable Web Designs
    February 17, 2010

    I personally think that dark designs make the websites look elegant and powerful. I do agree some of the sites listed are good looking sites….

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  30. Matt
    February 19, 2010

    Awesome stuff! I’ll throw http://www.explovent.com onto that list as well ;-)

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  31. Dalesh Kowlesar
    February 20, 2010

    Dark design isn’t easy to do. It takes time and skill and depending on the project/client and/or business type; it may never work even with the best designer(s).

    Reply
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  33. Ben Bodien
    March 10, 2010

    Thanks for including us here!

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  34. Web design Salisbury
    April 14, 2010

    It is good to see how the dark look of a site can be used to such creative effect.

    For so long we have been told that only light colours work on line, this proves that is not so.

    Reply
  35. Beauchamp Web design
    June 29, 2010

    Fantastic collection, thanks for sharing them

    Reply
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  37. Chris
    September 27, 2010

    Hey thanks for listing us!

    Cheers,

    Chris
    Opacity Design Group

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  38. Michael
    October 8, 2010

    I love these! I think we too often start with a white canvas and never ever think of inverting it.

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  39. cgvector
    August 6, 2012

    I personally think that dark designs make the websites look elegant and powerful.

    Reply

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